Honest Trailers didn’t much care for BLACK ADAM, but then: they’re hardly alone, there. I don’t know, folks. I liked the movie. I don’t ask for much out of superhero flicks, but I do ask for something. Besides, it doesn’t matter anyway. If the new Shazam flick does well, he’ll show up for the third movie. That’s pretty much what I was expecting to get out of a Black Adam flick anyway: a cool anti-hero/villain for SHAZAM! 3.
Short version: Sonny Bunch was correct when he described this movie as, ‘What if Superman killed people, but it’s okay because they were all bad?’ It’s not what I’d call deep, but it was fun.Continue reading My mini-review of Black Adam.
Everybody’s feeling better and I could frankly use a couple hours off. BLACK ADAM promises to be – well, not mindless entertainment. But I’m not going in expecting any Deep Thoughts*.
*Although one of the things that strikes me now about SHAZAM! was how there was a surprising amount of dark, down there in the subtext. The worldview is surprisingly stark, not to mention Manichean. It ain’t easy to be good, and there’s virtually no mercy shown to those who fall too under the sway of evil. …I guess it really is a kid’s movie, then. Children aren’t exactly what you’d call nuanced about this stuff.
I’m down for both, but more for SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS. The BLACK ADAM flick is kind of growing on me, though. The first trailers were a little iffy, but this one seems a lot more smoothed out.Continue reading The SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS and BLACK ADAM trailers.
Wow. Watching Black Adam try to get his head around the assumptions inherent in the Marvel Family is going to be fascinating to watch.
Mind you, I also regret that we never saw Captain Marvel meet Zack Snyder’s Lex Luthor; the former would have reduced the latter to spluttering, outraged idiocy within five minutes, flat. Anyway, yeah: I’ll watch this when it finally comes out. Aside from everything else, it’s got Hawkman in it.
Yes, I am aware of the nonsense that they decided to put Superman through in the comic books. They do love trying to be edgy, don’t they? – And it will work just as well as it has in the past; which is to say, not at all. It won’t sell ’em more comic books and it won’t even stop the steady erosion of market share. But cheer up: the character will eventually enter the public domain. Or somebody with the copyright will decide that they’d like to increase their sales for a change. Either will do.Continue reading The FLASH and BLACK ADAM teaser trailers.
I was wondering what had happened to him. Turns out he’ll be taking some of that sweet, sweet superhero cash: “In the first superhero foray of his career, Pierce Brosnan has nabbed the plum role of classic hero Dr. Fate opposite Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam, New Line’s action-adventure project featuring the DC Comics antihero.” This is gonna be no-fooling JSA action, in other words: they got Dr. Fate and Hawkman and a couple of superheroes I don’t remember because I stopped reading by then. It’s gonna be cool, though. Way cool. I’m confident of that.
Well, this is cool: “The fans may not get to see Shazam in the upcoming Black Adam movie, but they’ll have an even bigger piece of the DC Universe to look forward to, now that the film’s star has confirmed rumors that the Justice Society of America plays a role in his story. ” I grew up in DC fandom, and to me the JSA was always the more old-fashioned group (duh). I think a set of old-fashioned heroes are just what the Shazam! series needs, honestly. Expecting the Batman we currently see in the movies to take Mr. Mind seriously seems like a fairly heavy lift.
PS: …Dammit, where did my Starmans get off to? Aww, crap, they were actually owned by a house-mate. Crap crap crappity crap.
Dwayne Johnson to star.Continue reading BLACK ADAM announced for 12/22/21.